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Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 98.  Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív Information on Éamon Ó Cuív Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív  asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  the number of agencies, authorities, boards, committees, workings groups, tribunals, council services, task forces, agencies, or other quangos set up by him since February 2011; the number abolished since then; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7532/12]

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brendan Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin In response to the Deputy’s question the following bodies under the aegis of my Department were set up or abolished since February 2011.

Governance structures have been put in place to support the delivery of the HR Shared Service Centre (HRSSC). These include the setting up of the HRSSC Management Board which is accountable for project delivery, budget and cost benefit analysis.

The HRSSC Design Authority which is accountable for the design of quality HR processes, staffing and technology which deliver the value outlined in the cost benefit analysis.

The HRSSC Working Group responsible for attending workshops and providing input and discussion on current and future HR service provision.

The Senior Public Service (SPS) Management Committee was established in December 2011 in order to oversee issues including leadership development and mobility for the Senior Public Service.

The Civil Service Workforce Planning Group was established in 2011 to assist civil service departments and offices (and non-commercial state bodies) in the preparation of Workforce Action plans and the exchange of experience and best practice in this area.

The Decentralisation Implementation Group which had not met since April 2010, was formally disbanded on foot of the cancellation by Government of the Decentralisation Programme in November 2011.

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